Trailblazers. UK Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
25/10/2012 | 0 comments
Trailblazers is a United Kingdom national network of more than 400 young disabled people who work together on a national and local level to highlight and address the issues that are important to them.
We aim to fight the social injustices experienced by young disabled people and to ensure we can gain access to education, employment and the services we require. We are part of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, the leading UK charity focusing on muscular dystrophy and other related conditions.
To fight against the social injustices experienced by young people living with muscle disease or a related condition.
A world where having muscle disease or a related condition is not a barrier to someone accessing mainstream opportunities, facilities and services.
To ensure all young people with muscle disease or a related condition can gain access to the education, employment and services they require.
To build a UK wide network of young people who campaign and raise awareness on issues that affect people living with muscle disease and related conditions.
To provide all Trailblazers with an opportunity to develop new skills, make friends and campaign on issues that are important to them.
The campaign targets include:
- improving accessibility of air travel and airlines,
- access to cinemas
- other issues concerning inclusion of people with muscular dystrophy.
Visit the Trailblazers Website
Visit the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Website
UK Registered Charity No. 205395 and Scottish Registered Charity No. SC039445
Download the report: Up in the Air in PDF format from the right-hand panel.
The report report reveals widespread issues for disabled travellers, including convoluted booking processes, humiliating boarding experiences, no access to toilets on long-haul flights and frequent incidents of severe damage to wheelchairs.